From ice cream vans to wellbeing webinars, Encore Care Homes delivered a thoughtful week of events in celebration of World Wellbeing Week (22-26 June), a global awareness campaign about the importance of health and wellbeing.
Encore Care Homes have care homes in Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole and Southampton and joined other health and social care settings across the world by providing emotional support and wellbeing webinars to employees. Throughout this week, care teams were treated to daily acts of kindness such as free flapjacks, ice cream and beauty products.
The overall aim of the Encore Care Homes Wellbeing Week was to help promote and encourage better understanding of health and wellbeing issues, which has been especially important during this current period of pandemic.
Fiona Radford, Sales and Marketing Director at Encore Care Homes, said: “The team have wholeheartedly embraced the week’s activities. It was lovely to be able to see everyone enjoying the favourite feel-good foods of ice-cream and flap-jacks. We must never lose sight of the health and wellbeing of our care team and helping them feel positive, supported and valued.”
Many of the treats were kindly donated by local businesses such as Dorset Flapjacks, Jordans Ryvita, Harvest Foods, Gilcrist & Soames and Orla Kiely, which emphasises the key role that Encore Care Homes play in the community.
Rachel Dryden, Chief Executive of Encore Care Homes said: “We have never had a greater sense of pride of working in the social care sector and the privilege of looking after our residents. As an organisation we are fully committed to ensuring that every team member is fully supported and we provide access to emotional, financial, mental and wellbeing support.”